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Philadelphia Phillies place Travis Jankowski on COVID-19 list

Jun 23, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Travis Jankowski (9) wears a ceremonial hat in the dugout after hitting a three RBI home run against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Travis Jankowski (9) wears a ceremonial hat in the dugout after hitting a three RBI home run against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies’ COVID-19 issues continued Sunday as outfielder Travis Jankowski landed on the COVID-related injured list.

The Phillies announced three other moves before their game against the visiting Atlanta Braves. They reinstated right-hander Chase Anderson from the COVID IL, recalled former No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and optioned left-hander Cristopher Sanchez to Lehigh Valley.

Jankowski, 30, is batting .316 with one homer and seven RBIs in 37 games this season.

He joins outfielder Adam Haseley, who was placed on the COVID IL on Saturday. On July 11, third baseman Alec Bohm, right-handers Aaron Nola and Connor Brogdon and left-hander Bailey Falter were placed on the list, with Bohm having tested positive and the others identified as close contacts.

Multiple media outlets reported earlier this month that roughly half of Philadelphia’s roster has refused to get vaccinated.

Anderson, 33, has not pitched since May 31 and has been on the COVID list since June 10. He is 2-4 with a 7.34 ERA in 11 games (eight starts) this season.

Moniak, the top pick in the 2016 draft, is batting .120 (3-for-25) with a homer and three RBIs in 11 games with the Phillies this season. The 23-year-old outfielder has posted a .258 batting average with 12 homers and 49 RBIs in 62 games at Triple-A.

Sanchez, 24, made his MLB debut on June 6 and is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA in four relief appearances.

–Field Level Media